Kieran Trippier reveals Gareth Southgate’s talk ahead of their crucial extra-time against Denmark in the Euro 2020 semi-finals

England have booked their place in their first major final since their World Cup triumph in 1996. They faced a spirited Denmark side who went 1-0 up after Damsgaard scored a brilliant freekick.

However, Saka was able to create an own goal from Denmark captain Kjaer as England were on level terms and the match went into extra time. Kane was able to convert a controversial penalty on the rebound as England set up a final clash with Italy.

England full-back Kieran Trippier who came on as a substitute has now revealed what Gareth Southgate told before the crucial extra-time.

Trippier who came on in the second half of extra time told The Guardian: “It was just: ‘We’re in a good position, we’re playing well, it’s about being patient with and without the ball’. And just to keep doing what we’re doing. We’ve got a brilliant team and Gareth was just so positive as he always is: ‘Just be patient and your chance will come.’”

“That was all really. ‘Keep the ball well. Just be patient because our chances will come. And just be brave.’ I thought everybody was, and it’s just hard to put into words how proud I am of this team and everybody involved, the staff. They work so hard every day, and everybody in England has got to be just so proud and enjoy the moment now.”

Trippier also added that the defeat against Croatia in the 2018 World Cup has motivated England to go all the way at Euro 2020. He said: “We’ve learned so much over the years with the experiences we’ve had, we’ve been in two penalty shootouts since Russia, we’ve been to extra time. Going through that moment against Croatia was about learning.”

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